Structures and details, purity and the beauty of imperfection and spontaneity: these are the ingredients of my work. The images are created by the sewing machine to produce stimulating textile works that balance between figurative and abstract worlds; a delicate game of structures and fragile stitching.
Naked Design creates 2D and 3D images for editorial purposes, display windows, stands, fashion, jewellery and furniture.
My clients include ABN Bank, Fortis (Amsterdam International Fashion Week), Vodafone, Elegance, Marie Claire, Avant Garde, Volvo and Tommy Hilfiger.
some questions from earlier interviews:
What inspired you to create art using stitches?
During my study at the School of Arts in Utrecht, I was stimulated to experiment with all kinds of unconventional materials, as illustrating can be much more than making drawings with a pencil or a brush.
One day my mother had been using the sewing machine and I saw what could be an interesting device to make images. The results were refreshing, tactile and unconventional. I felt like I set foot on a new land which begged to be explored. It can been seen as a response to the present digital world: a longing for purity, uniqueness and warmth.
Where do you find materials other than yarn for your work? Are the materials the basis for your inspiration or are they merely tools to convey a greater picture?
I find materials at second hand shops, at (flee)markets, in garbage, in forests (I once made some embroideries onto treebark), or washed up objects at the beach. These materials are both inspiration and tools.
Most of the images I have seen are stitches of women except for a few. Are you primarily inspired by the female form?
The shapes of women are more elegant and alluring/seductive than men's. Also their clothes, hair and make up give a lot of creative opportunities.